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Mosaic 4

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abandon
to leave and never return to a person, place, or thing [≈ desert] [≠ stand by]
abundant
marked by great plenty (as of resources) [≠ insufficient]
affluence
an abundant flow or supply of property or wealth [= wealth, prosperity] [≠ poverty]
decline
to become lower in amount or less in number; to become worse in condition or quality [= decrease, reduce] [≠ increase]
diverse
made up of people or things that are different from each other [= varied] [≠ similar, uniform]
elite
the best of a class of people or things [= top] [≠ worst, inferior]
emerge
to become known or apparent [≈ appear] [≠ fade, fade away]
evolve
to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state [≈ mature, grow]
excess
more than is usual, allowed, or needed [= extra, surplus] [≠ insufficient]
expose
to cause (someone) to experience something or to be influenced or affected by something
fatigue
extreme tiredness [= exhaustion]
feast
a special meal with large amounts of food and drink usually for a holiday or religious occasion [≈ banquet]
give
way to to reduce in importance or frequency due to the rise of a replacement [= yield] [≠ continue, remain]
ingredient
one of the things used to make a food, product, etc. [= element]
intimately
having a strongly connected, even essential relationship [= closely]
motivate
to give (someone) a reason for doing something; to be a reason for (something) [= inspire, drive] [≠ discourage]
obesity
a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body
precisely
used to stress that something is accurate, complete, or correct [= exactly] [≠ imprecisely]
primitive
very simple; made or done in a way that is not modern and that usually does not show much skill [= basic] [≠ new, contemporary]
prosperity
the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money [= affluence] [≠ poverty]
readily
quickly and easily [≠ difficultly]
recipe
a set of instructions for making food [≈ method]
reportedly
according to what has been said
restrict
to prevent (someone) from doing something; to limit the amount or range of (something) [= regulate] [≠ allow]
simultaneous
happening at the same time [= concurrent]
sprinkle
to drop or spread small pieces or amounts of something over something
substitute
to put or use (someone or something) in place of someone or something else [= replace]
treat
something that tastes good and that is not eaten often [≈ dessert]
well-being
the state of being happy, healthy, or successful
willpower
the ability to control yourself; strong determination that allows you to do something difficult [= discipline]
annoy
to cause (someone) to feel slightly upset or angry [= disturb, bother] [≠ soothe]
backward
opposite to the usual way (usually in a negative context)
budget
low in price; suitable for someone who is on a budget [= cheap]
commit
to do (something that is illegal or harmful)
contribute
to give (something, such as money, goods, or time) to help a person, group, cause, or organization
courteous
very polite in a way that shows respect [= civilized, thoughtful] [≠ rude]
distinguish
to make (someone or something) different or special in some way [= separate] [≠ conform]
eager
very excited and interested; feeling a strong and impatient desire to do something or for something [= anxious] [≠ apathetic]
ecology
the relationships between a group of living things and their environment
excerpt
a small part of a longer written work [= selection]
flock
to go to or gather at a place in large numbers [= crowd] [≠ disperse, scatter]
humility
the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people [≠ pride, arrogance]
inappropriate
not right or suited for a certain purpose or situation [= improper]
incredibly
in an incredible manner [= amazingly]
insult
to do or say something that is offensive or that shows a lack of respect for (someone) [≈ mock] [≠ praise]
intrusive
intruding where someone or something is not wanted or welcome [= invasive]
manifest
to show (something) clearly [= demonstrate] [≠ hide]
odd
strange or unusual; different from what is normal or expected [≠ normal]
offend
to cause (a person or group) to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done [= insult] [≠ soothe, comfort]
pathetic
causing feelings of sadness and sympathy [= heartbreaking] [≠ cheerful]
perceive
to notice or become aware of (something) [= realize, recognize]
reputation
the common opinion that people have about someone or something [≈ credibility]
revolve
to turn around a center point or line
take advantage of (sb)
to use (someone) in an unkind, often manipulative way [= exploit]
theme
a particular subject or issue that is discussed often or repeatedly [= topic]
upfront
not keeping anything secret or hidden; honest and direct [≈ blunt]
virtually
very nearly; almost entirely [= almost]